Avian field assistants (China) ~ Bioblogia.net

3 de mayo de 2013

Avian field assistants (China)

Laoting county, Hebei Province, China

three months; Begin May 1 and run through early-August

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Job Description:
AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS (2) needed to study the breeding system of Kentish
plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) in China. The assistants will work with
graduate students from Beijing Normal University, China. Duties will
include nest searching, trapping at the nest, banding, measuring, blood
sampling, behavior observation and record, experiment manipulation for
parental care, as well as any other works involved in the field. Previous
experience with birds is preferred and basic training such as measuring and
bird banding will also be provided. Volunteers are expected to spend for
two or three months on the work, have strong interest in birds and animal
behavior, physically fit and be willing to work for long and irregular time
in the field, and share rooms with others. All expenses in China during
work period (i.e. housing, foods, and local travels, etc) will be covered,
but there is no salary, and the assistants are responsible for their travel
to and from China. Volunteers will have opportunities to learn avian field
research skills, see many Chinese endemic bird species, and experience the
Chinese tradition and culture.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should send their cover letter (highlighting the date
you could begin work and the length to work) and resume (including the
names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least 2 references) to Que
Pinjia (Email: quepinjia@gmail.com) by email.

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